OSNews: Interview with MySQL's Alex Roedling
Jun 21, 2004, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"1. The new mySQL license is said to not be so
compatible with PHP and other software that mysql works together.
Is this the case?
"Alex Roedling: MySQL offers licensing
that is compatible with the licensing terms of most software. MySQL
AB has two licensing options:
- "For software with proprietary licensing, MySQL offers a
- "For use with Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) such
as Linux and PHP, MySQL is available under the GNU General Public
License (GPL).Some FLOSS licenses (e.g. BSD-like licenses used by
PHP and Apache) are not compatible with the GPL. To allow for
greater compatibility with FLOSS licenses, MySQL provides a special
exception to the terms of the GPL. This enables non-GPL software
like PHP and Apache to use MySQL..."